The authors are requested to submit two printed copies of their agreed contributions to the Organizing Committee on the first day of the conference (12th July 2010). Please, attach a filled in cover page to both copies. After a peer-review process, the manuscripts will be published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering.


The proceedings of Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 2010) will be published in the Open Access IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. (MSE) which is published by IOP Publishing in the UK. All papers published in MSE are fully citable and upon publication will be free to download.

Important, please read before you submit a paper

PUBLICATION LICENCE FOR OPEN ACCESS PROCEEDINGS PAPERS. For papers published in our open access proceedings titles IOP Publishing no longer requires authors to sign and submit copyright forms. Please note that our regular journals are unaffected by this change. For our open access proceedings titles (including MSE) copyright transfer forms are being replaced by a publishing licence under which authors retain their copyright and no longer need to sign and submit any forms. Any author who wishes to publish in one of these titles must agree to the terms of the licence and by submitting a paper for publication in one of these titles it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the licence.

The licence terms and conditions are available online.

Where to send your paper

Accepted manuscripts, prepared according to the guidelines (below), must be submitted by e-mail.

Preparing your paper

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e according to the journal guidelines and templates. Instructions on preparing your paper, together with Microsoft Word and LaTeX2e templates, can be downloaded from the following links:

What you need to provide

  • The PDF file of your paper: when preparing their papers, authors are kindly requested to ensure that they follow the minimum basic requirements from the journal guidelines. Full details are in the templates, but as a minimum authors should:
    • Use either European A4 or US Letter sized paper with at least a 25mm white space margin all around the page.
    • Ensure that their paper includes an abstract, however brief.
    • Not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your article as these will be added during the publication process.
  • Any multimedia files you wish to publish online
    • MSE encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles. Multimedia guidelines are included with the Word and LaTeX2e templates.

Technical enquiries

Technical enquiries concerning preparing papers for IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering should be directed to:

Jacky Mucklow
Production Editor, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

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